Fire Departments Receive Grants

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources Forestry Fire Program, in cooperation with U.S. Forest Service, has awarded 224-thousand dollars in 50-percent cost-share grants to 92 of Iowa’s rural fire departments.

The Alta and Ida Grove Fire Departments are both receiving 35-hundred dollar grants, the Rockwell City fire department is receiving 820-dollars.

The grants are to aid their efforts in protecting Iowan’s and their property from wildfires.  The grants offer valuable funding assistance for wildfire suppression equipment, personal protective equipment, and communications equipment.